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Khalid Al Mouahidi : A binational from the US and Morocco, Khalid El Mouahidi has worked for several american companies in the Maghreb Region and is currently based in Casablanca, where he is doing consulting jobs for major international companies . Khalid writes analytical pieces about economic ties between the Maghreb and the Mena Region, where he has an extensive network

Over 30 illegal migrants rescued off Morocco’s northern coast

Moroccan authorities announced that 31 illegal migrants were rescued in the sea north of Morocco, while the smuggler, a Malian national, was arrested. On Monday, the bodies of 11 clandestine migrants were recovered. The victims drowned off the coast of Nador, in the northeast of the kingdom, following the shipwreck of their makeshift boat on […]

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IMF disburses $245m loan tranche to Tunisia

The International Monetary Fund last weekend approved the payment of a $245 million loan tranche to Tunisia as the North African nation is making urgent economic reforms, Reuters reported. Under a deal reached in 2016, IMF was to assist Tunisia with a four-year loan program worth about $2.8 billion, tied to economic reforms aimed at […]

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Financial independence reform to top A.U. meeting in November

The African Union will hold an extraordinary summit next November in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to focus mainly on the reform of the organization, AU Commission President Moussa Faki Mahamat. The extraordinary summit held last March was dedicated to the African Continental Free Trade Area. Among the major axes of this reform is the financial independence […]

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King Mohammed VI Calls for Boosting African Women’s Participation in Development & Decision-Making

King Mohammed VI has called for more African efforts to promote women’s participation in development and decision-making in order to make the most of their ever-growing role as entrepreneurs and business leaders in the continent. In a message addressed to participants in the 2nd “Women in Africa” Initiative Summit, convened Thursday in Marrakech, the Sovereign […]

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Algeria: Thousands of ex-soldiers march on capital Algiers

Thousands of retired Algerian soldiers clashed with security forces when prevented from entering capital Algiers to stage a demonstration to demand benefits such as social housing and medical treatment. The former soldiers, who fought in the bloody civil war in the early 90s, have long demanded that authorities revaluate their pensions and provide adequate medical […]

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Tunisia: Torrential floods Kill 4, sweep away homes, cars

Torrential rains and flash floods have killed at least four people and carried away homes, cars, chunks of roads and bridges in Cap Bon, a peninsula in north-eastern Tunisia. Tunisia’s National Institute of Meteorology said the storm dumped 200 mm of rain on Nabeul and up to 225 mm in the city of Beni Khalled, […]

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Morocco, Mauritania Resolved to Give New Momentum to their Cooperation

Morocco and Mauritania have both lauded the strong relationship existing between the two countries, while expressing their shared resolve to give a new momentum to their cooperation. This came during the talks held this Friday in Rabat between head of the Moroccan Government Saad Eddine el Othmani and visiting Foreign Minister Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed. […]

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AU launches advocacy campaign for African Continental Free Trade Area

The African Union has launched an advocacy campaign to encourage more countries to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) A business guide, developed by the International Trade Center (ITC), was launched on Tuesday to help stakeholders to better understand and navigate the agreement. The Business Guide, which was formally presented to the African […]

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Mass exodus in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions ahead of Oct. 7 polls

In Anglophone Cameroon, hundreds of people were reportedly quitting the region as the Anglophone crisis continued to take a toll on lives and properties across the area. The Northwest region together with the Southwest constitute the country’s minority Anglophone region. The two regions have been suffering a security crisis since last year amid armed exchanges […]

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Historic handshake between Leaders of Eritrea, Djibouti

Leaders of Eritrea and Djibouti shook hands in Saudi Arabia this week during historic talks a decade after a border conflict strained ties. The historic meeting between President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh of Djibouti and his counterpart Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea ‘opens a new page to promote peace and stability in the region,’ Saudi Foreign Minister, […]

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